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flounder
used in To Build a Fire

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Definition
to have difficulty — such as to not know what to do or to move awkwardly on unsure footing
  • Slowly, as he ploughed and floundered through the snow,
floundered = moved awkwardly on unsure footing
  • Suddenly it broke through, floundered to one side, and got away to firmer footing.
  • He wetted himself half-way to the knees before he floundered out to the firm crust.

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